UK inspired by Danish acute care, emergency departments, and patient hotels
On February 5-7, 2020, decision-makers from the UK healthcare sector visited Denmark to explore Danish acute care, emergency departments, and patient hotels.
The delegates started the program at the Patient Hotel at OUH (Odense University Hospital), where the concept behind the Patient Hotel and cooperation between the patient hospital and the clinical departments were in focus. Here, the visitors received a guided tour of the hotel.
After lunch, the delegation was introduced to Acute Team Odense and their cooperation with the Emergency Department and Odense Municipality. The overall purpose of Acute Team Odense is both to prevent worsening of acute illness through early intervention and to prevent unnecessary hospitalization by treating patients in their own homes.
The delegation was very impressed by the Patient Hotel on the Odense University Hospital site, and the Acute Team Odense. Read more about their thoughts here. (embedded link: https://www.nationalcareforum.org.uk/blog/patient-hotels-and-much-more-the-story-so-far)
The program also included visits to the Patient Hotel at Rigshospitalet in Copenhagen and Rygaardcentret. At Rygaardcentret, a care home in the Municipality of Gentofte, the delegates were introduced to the care home’s approach to care support, which includes relief care and support to empower elderly citizens. Furthermore, the visitors learned about the sensor-based technology by Danish company ICURA, which supports home training and rehabilitation of elderly citizens in their own home.
The visit was organized and hosted by Healthcare DENMARK. For more information about this visit, please contact Chief Consultant Anne Beck Henriksen.
If you are interested in visiting Denmark and seeing these or other Danish healthcare initiatives yourself, please do not hesitate to request a visit. Healthcare DENMARK will tailor a program to your specific preferences.